Ugh. This winter. Mother Nature, you must be on some good stuff, because you’ve been out of your mind lately. I went to work today wearing my work clothes and a scarf. It was in the mid-40s. On my way home, we had several inches of snow. I could only think of how good a cup of cocoa or tea would be when I got home. As much as I adore a good hot beverage, I love love love the vessels that hold said beverages. Our mug shelf is doubled and even tripled up in some places. I may have a problem. But! My tendency to collect too many mugs is your gain here b/c I’ve spent way too much time looking through the “cups and mugs” tag on Etsy to bring you the best I could find.
Industrial Safari has amazing steampunk-looking pottery. You can tell by looking at the photos that those are some sturdy, heavy mugs — which happen to be my favorite kind.
Stainton Ceramics has some really lovely textured items, which seems like their specialty. I really loved this piece.
SkybirdArts has many whimsical pieces. Mermaids, seahorses, cups shaped like faces. I especially love the detail work that is put into the handles, like with the following piece.
PeachBlossomPottery, I want to own just about everything in this shop. The shapes, the colors, all of it.
InAGlaze is a one-stop-shop for all of your cookie mug needs. Cookie mugs are pretty awesome.
Hx5 Designs has some great novelty mugs, including Doctor Who-inspired ones like this:
I could go on and on (and on) with about 50 (or 100) more shops with truly amazing wares, but I don’t know if my bank account could survive the temptation that researching would cause. If you have any favorite shops to get great mugs, share them in the comments!